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SHOCKER (Not): Women Earn Less Then Men In Trump White House

June 30, 2017

One more story that does not speak well for Trump and women this week.

Ivanka Trump’s voluntary $0 salary at the White House has been widely reported, but she’s not the only woman making less than her male colleagues there.

The annual report to Congress from the Executive Office of the President, released Friday, shows that women earn an average of $84,500, compared to $105,000 for men, according a Roll Call analysis of the salary data. That means female office staffers at the White House are making, on average, 80 percent of what their male colleagues make.

When calculating the averages, Roll Call omitted the three employees who are taking no salary, including the president’s daughter, her husband Jared Kushner, and a former Baltimore real estate developer.

That gap between women and men in the White House Office lines up closely with the Pew Research Center’s most recent statistics on gender pay disparity in the American workforce, where women earn 83 percent of men’s median hourly earnings.

There are, of course, women making high salaries at the Trump White House Office. Six of the top earners — those making the maximum salary of $179,700 — are women. They include well-known aides such as special counselor Kellyanne Conway, director of strategic communications Hope Hicks and reality television star turned presidential staffer Omarosa Manigault.

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